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and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your >> the sentencing of former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky several hours from now. when he told a radio station before he learned his punishment from child abuse. good morning, it's tuesday i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. now to adam caskey. >> we have some areas of rain this morning, light rain. nothing heavy, but enough to cause slick spots on the road. also it helps the lawn and garden. south of the beltway and noaa of the beltway we have some areas of rain. 66 from a markehaymarket to the beltway as well. it's 46 degrees in leesburg. highs near 60 degrees today. it will be tough to have much sunshine today. we will see a few sunny breaks. the nationals back in town tomorrow, 70, partly cloudy. now to angela. >> off to an excellent start even with light rain falling. just one accident reported on 66 inbound near glebe road. we don't have a shot of it, but it's on the shoulder. it should not slow you down much because there's light volume. 395 is moving well. 95 still has an active work zone northbound approaching
a radio station. in in fact, sandusky did take shots at a host of people, including investigators, penn state, even his victims, including one in particular. >> young man who's dramatic veteran accuser and always sought attention started everything. he was joined by a well orchestrated effort of the media, investigators, the system, penn state, psychologists, civil attorneys and other accusers. they won. >> and sandusky is also expected to read a statement before the judge. what is he expected to say? >> well, i think as one of his attorneys told me, there will be contrition but not admission. so, again, he will not be taking -- he will not say, yes, i did it and i'm sorry for that. he'll probably speak for five to ten minutes and then it will be the victims' turn. >> you have a portion of a statement from one of sandusky's victims. >> that's right. cnn has obtained a statement, an excerpt from one of the statements of victim number five. this is what he plans to say in part. quote, i hope and pray that when your honor sentences mr. sandusky that you consider the real harm he has done t
to his sentencing day. >> almost a year after the public first learned of the penn state child sex abuse investigation, sandusky will learn his fate later today. but he's already lashing out with a defiant statement of innocence and charges of conspiracy. >> abc's t.j. winick is in bellefonte, pennsylvania. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. jerry sandusky faces a sentence of 10 to more than 218 years. last night, we got a sneak preview of the statement he will read here at the court today. jerry sandusky now regrets not taking the stand in his own defense, after being convicted of 48 counts of sex abuse against young boys. for the last ten months, he's been writing a statement he plans to read today. last night, he issued an audio statement, which ran on penn state's studio-run radio. >> they can take away by life. they can make me out as a monster. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> reporter: judge john cleland has a during which laws changed and mandatory minimums were increased. his attorney, joe amendola, says sandusky is goin
-year-old will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. the former penn state assistant football coach was convicted in june of sexually abusing ten boys. he denied the allegations, talked about his life in prison and the pain of being away from his family. the judge called the case a story of betrayal and sandusky continues to assault their psyche's and souls. one of the victims said you should be ashamed of yourself going on to say i don't forgive you and i don't know if i ever will. here is what one of his lawyers said moments ago. >> we are pleased with the sentence. it's less than we thought it could have been. >> the judge could have given him 100 years to 200 years. the judge was sending a message that what was done required retribution and balanced out the good he's done. >> he maintains his innocence. yesterday, he read another statement on penn state radio. sandusky accused the judge of bringing the trial to court too quickly and the lawyers trying to make money in future civil suits. >> they could make me out as a monster and treat me as a monster, but they can't take
for the convicted penn state child rapist, jerry sandusky. >> displayed deafians and narcissism. >> the former assistant coach will coach will certainly opinion the rest of his life in prison. but sandusky and his attorneys still maintain he's innocent. >> i hate to use that phrase from the o. j. simpson barracks if ever there was a rush to judgmenter. >> shep: tonight sandusky learns his fate. plus, one of the most wanted drug king pins on earth is reportedly dead after a gun fight near the texas border. he was the leader of the vicious zeta cartel who went by the name, the executioner. but now we're told a gang has stolen his body and one of his underlings is under arrest for the murder of an american on a border lake. but first in fox this tuesday night, battle ground ohio. president obama and governor mitt romney are both in that crucial swing state tonight. four weeks to the day before the election, and some analysts are pointing out there is a change in the polls. today yet another round of opinion polls showing governor romney pulling ahead of the president after that big debate. the go
for jerry sandusky, the former penn state assistant football coach convicted in june of sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. sandusky did not testify at his trial but he is expected to speak at his sentencing. his victims will have a chance to give impact statements. yesterday sandusky released a statement from his cell on penn state radio maintaining his innocence. sandusky says he plans to file an appeal. >> we will continue to fight. we didn't lose the proven facts, evidence, accurate locations and times. anything can be said. we lost to speculation and stories that were influenced by people who wanted to convict me. we must fight unfairness and consistency and dishonesty. >> sandusky faces 60 to more than 400 years in prison. >>> the first lady will make her way to northern virginia today to campaign for her husband. michelle obama will speak to supporters in ladu loudoun coun. both candidates and their spouses are making a strong push with less than a month to election day. the first lady's event openth to the public at 2:45 this afternoon. >>> the president has catching up to do be
. >> the former penn state assistant football coach was convicted in june of molesting ten boys over 15 years. >> he denies the abuse, blames the victims, but claims his love for his wife. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. >>> hope is not a strategy. >> governor romney offering his severest critique yet of what he called the president's leading from behind. >> president obama is losing by one point. >> the united states is within striking distance of its missiles. >> 23 miles above roswell, new mexico, felix hopes to become the first man to break the speed of sound in a free fall. >> at the end of the day, if something goes wrong, i have to feel for it. >> amateur bullfighters, their bravery was conceded only by their alcohol consumption. >> in belgium, a professional soccer player crashed his car into a store. one man got hurt. >> this is not a game of tag. this man is actually trying to get away from a very angry stag at a london park. >> and the series is tied at a game apiece. game over. car
-year period. from his jail cell, the former penn state assistant football coach made a surprise plea for claiming his innocence. nbc's danielle lee joins us live now from the center county courthouse with more on what we can expect today. >> reporter: you may be able to see behind me people are already lining up at this courthouse for this hearing that is going to begin at 9:00 this morning. we are expecting jerry sandusky to speak again. last night he made an 11th hour plea on the penn state college radio. this is really the first unedited look we had gotten into sandusky's thoughts. he sat at this courthouse for days saying absolutely nothing during his trial. the only time we did hear from him was during the nbc interview that didn't go well. then just last night he releases a roughly three-minute statement and what is telling is equally important, what he doesn't say to what he did say. he offered no apologies but only proclaims his innocence. listen to what he had to say. >> they could make me out as a monster, they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. i
penn state assistant football coach was convicted in june of molesting ten boys over 15 years. prosecutors say about half a dozen of his victims will take the witness stand and sandusky himself is expected to testify at the hearing to defiantly say he is innocent. he gave a preview of what he might say at an audio statement he recorded from prison. >> i am responding to the worst loss of my life. first i looked at myself. over and over i asked why. why didn't we have a fair opportunity to prepare for trial? why have so many people suffered as a result of false allegations? what's the purpose? maybe it will help others, some vulnerable children who could be abused might not be as a result of all of the publicity. >> the 68-year-old is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. we're going to begin in texas with dog snatching heist that cost two pet stores thousands of dollars. in all thieves swiped nine puppies worth $3,500 and $4,000 apiece. police are asking the public for assistance on
of a lot of people and he's not one of them. he defiantly lashes out at police, at investigators, at penn state and, yes, even the victims. >> they could take away my life, they could make me out as a monster, they could treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. my wife has been my only sex partner and that was after marriage. >> now why would he release it at this time? there was a meeting in chambers yesterday and the judge made it clear that jerry sandusky was not allowed to criticize the system when he spoke in court at his sentencing. what's the next best thing? arrangements were made for him to make a statement and release it by a radio station. now victims will also get their chance to speak in court after jerry sandusky talks for about five to ten minutes. some of the victims will have statements read for them, by prosecutors. others will face jerry sandusky directly and we have obtained and excerpt from one of those statements. victim number five. it reads in part quote i hope and pray when your honor
be -- >> yeah. >> we may be out of a job. >> we'll get started this morning with the sentencing of former penn state football football coach jerry sandusky and the recorded message he released last night. nbc's michael isikoff is at the courthouse this morning. michael, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. jerry sandusky, convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse, never testified during his trial, but he's got a lot to say now, and we're expecting to hear more this morning when he's escorted back into this courthouse to hear a judge deliver his sentence. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. >> reporter: a statement recorded by a penn state radio station and arranged by his lawyer, jerry sandusky spoke out from jail on the eve of today's sentencing. >> in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. my wife has been my only sex partner, and that was after marriage. our love continues >> reporter: former penn state defensive coach blamed a well-orchestrated consp
. the former penn state assistant football coach was convicted in june of molesting ten boys over 15 years. prosecutors say about half a dozen of his victims will take the witness stand and sandusky himself is expected to testify at the hearing to defiantly say he is innocent. he gave a preview of what he might say in an audio statement he recorded from prison. >> i am responding to the worst loss of my life. first, i have looked at myself. over and over i asked why? why didn't we have a fair opportunity to prepare for trial? why have so many people suffered as a result of false allegations? what's the purpose? maybe it help others, some vulnerable children who could be abused, might not be as a result of all the publicity. >> the 68-year-old is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. >>> and here's your "first look" at the other news going on around america. we're going to begin in texas. a dog snatching heist has cost thousands of dollars. they swiped $3,500 and $4,000 apiece. >>> crews in iowa have a huge mess to clean up. 21 empty freight cars tumbled off the tracks when a tr
-year-old former penn state coach sentenced to at least 30 years in prison. judge andrew in a poll ta napolitano joins us. he could have been sentenced to 400 years in prison, why 30? >> i don't know why the judge came up with these numbers. no that pennsylvania has an antiquated system of sentencing. in many states, like say new jersey, where i sat as a judge, for a crime-like this you would sentence the person to life without parole period, whether they live five years or 50 years. to a person who is 68 years old, there is no difference between 60 years and 400 years in jail. jenna: it feels different, though, judge. >> it sounds different. people should understand that 30 years to 60 years means he is not eligible even to ask for parole until he has served the full 30 years. so he would have to wait until he's 98 years old before he could have for parole if he ever lived that long. that is probably the thinking of this judge. the other thinking of the judge, and again i'm trying to get inside the judge's head, is that as horrendous as this crime is you might save the 400 years for
his jail cell former penn state assistant football coach made a surprise plea pro claiming his innocence. in just a few hours, sandusky will be sentenced for abusing ten boys over a 15-year period. sandusky as well as some of the victims are expected to speak at that hearing. danielle lee joins us from the centre county courthouse with more on what we can expect. >> reporter: good morning. you may be able to see just over my right shoulder people are already lining up outside of this courthouse waiting for this hearing that is set to begin in a couple hours. it will likely be the second time in less than 24 hours that we heard from jerry sandusky after he was largely silent during the entire trial. you may remember that jerry sandusky did not testify. one of the only times we heard from him prior to his conviction was during that infamous nbc interview that didn't go well. so this last-minute statement out of his jail cell is very unheard of and in very many ways many telling. equally telling what he didn't y. he offered no apologies, only maintained his innocence. >> we will c
coverage starts at 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 pacific. >>> former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. a judge has sentenced him to at least 30 years in prison. sarah ganum has been covering the story from the beginning and she's with me now. you were in the courtroom today. first off, jerry sandusky has had some really most people would call them bizarre reactions, bizarre answers in interviews. how did he react today? >> reporter: he didn't react specifically to the sentence, but right before it was handed down, we saw him cry and that was when he was talking about his wife, dottie, and being separated from her. he said that he doesn't like being called a child know wles ter, but what really hurts and where the pain really comes from is being separated from his wife and his family. he said he talked about this year's wedding anniversary, he rolled over in bed to give her a hug and instead he hit a cinder block wall because he's in jail. he also talked about clinging to hope and fighting for the people that still support him.
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